Title: Until You (At First Sight #3)
Author: TJ Klune and Michael Lesley (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 2nd 2017
Genre(s): Gay Romantic Comedy
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
Reviewed by: ColinJ
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Together with their families and friends, Paul Auster and Vincent Taylor request the honor of your company at the celebration of their marriage. Paul Auster and Vince Taylor just want to have a simple wedding. Really, is that too much to ask? As the big day approaches, they struggle to keep everything from spiraling out of control. From meddling friends and intrusive family, to a certain drag queen’s idea as to what constitutes a normal bachelor party, Paul and Vince have their work cut out for them.
This is the third and final part of a sweet gay romantic comedy with sass and sex. As with the previous two books, the story revolves around a close-knit group of friends and family. The focus here is on preparations for the wedding of the Paul and Vince, the protagonists from the first book as told through the eyes of Paul. The characterisation is quirky and funny with good development of personalities. The audiobook version has a narrator, Michael Lesley, who puts his heart and personality into the various roles. It has to be said that none of the voices are as I conceived them when reading the books but still they work!
The relationships between the characters are not developed, but are reinforced throughout the book leading the reader towards the climax. Wit, schmaltz (without becoming cloying) and sex hold it all together.
The pace of the novel is consistent throughout and holds the reader’s attention. The audiobook version adds another dimension and the enthusiasm of the narrator keeps the listener wanting more. There were occasional lapses in timing but overall well worth a listen.
The ending is as you would expect and draws together all of the loose ends and is both sweet and funny.